Logic Bolt Projector Phone

Logic Wireless, an Arizona, U.S. based company, recently showcased its Logic Bolt Projector Phone at the annual Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) Wireless Expo, held in Las Vegas earlier this month. The Logic Bolt is an internet-capable mobile phone device that includes an integrated projector which is able to project 36” x 64” images and video content. For business applications or presentations, the Bolt features Power Point, Excel, Word Viewer, and enables web browsing. In addition, Bolt is equipped with quad band technology, which makes it capable of operating on any global frequency and network.

The Logic Bolt, which was debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2009, offers a LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) 36” to 64” projection image, with possibility to project larger images in a darkened environment. According to Aasim Saied, founder of Logic Wireless, the projector can route video from almost any source, including a TV, DVD, Xbox, and Wii. The images and video playback, which can be recorded with or without sound, are projected at a VGA resolution of 640 x 480. Moreover, the device can project content from websites with flash video. Saied says the projector’s operational lifetime is estimated to be 3-5 years.

Bolt comes integrated with a 3-megapixel camera that supports the following media formats: MP3, MP4, 3 GPP/AVI, PMP, DVD, and TV. The camera is able to take high-resolution photographs as well as record video. Bolt’s sound system includes a microphone, sound recorder, and speaker.

The battery for the Bolt is 1800 mAH, providing 2-3 hours of talk-time, 200-250 hours of stand-by time, and 2 hours of playtime while in the projector mode. No information was given as to recharge times, but the unit does come with a phone charger as part of the package accessories.

The Logic Bolt does have the unique feature of using integrated GSM Quad Band technology, making it fully functional on any global frequency and network (QUAD Band GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900). While the Bolt has a slim design at 115.6 x 23.3 x 48.6 mm, the phone’s touch screen has a 2.4” TFT LCD, and is 240 x 320 QVGA.

For business and media use, Bolt provides a series of dedicated tools, including e-mail, web browsing, Power Point, Excel, Word Viewer, a fully functional calendar, a task manager program, calculator, and the LCOS projector. Included with the Logic Bolt is a USB cable for laptop connection, a phone charger, an 8 GB micro SD card, and two stylus pens to use for the touch screen.

As of this month, the Logic Bolt is available in prototype form for display and sales purposes. The model will be available to the public for distribution in September of 2009, and will be offered at a suggested retail price of $600, or $100 under a two-year network contract.

TFOT has covered several stories on high-tech camera phones, including the ASUS P565 Super Phone, which offers a front facing 300K-pixel camera for video calls, and the HTC S740, a phone that includes quad band capability, QWERTY keyboard, and GPS. TFOT has also reviewed the 8.1 MP phone by Sony Ericsson, and the Samsung OMNIA, which allow users access to MS Office documents.

For more information on the Logic Bolt, you may visit Logic Wireless’ website.